Bernese Oberland Tour: Finsteraarhorn Hut to the Konkordia Hut via Trugberg

Bernese Oberland

Day 4: Over the Grunhornlucke, a short descent then ascent of Trugberg, 3880m

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
18 km
Ascent
1.7 km
Descent
1.8 km
Duration
1 day +
Low Point
2.7 km
High Point
3.9 km
Gradient
33˚
Bernese Oberland Tour: Finsteraarhorn Hut to the Konkordia Hut via Trugberg  Map

Again this day allows a short semi rest day if conditions are poor and you can simply go from one hut to the other.

Description

We are reversing the route of 2 days ago, over the Grunhornlucke, 3280m, then down to Konkordiaplatz. We are now heading up the E side of the Ewigschneefeld to access more open easier glacier, before heading NW towards steeper E facing slopes, which lead to the shoulder beneath the summit. The actual summit of Trugberg, 3880m is an optional bootpack up the S facing ridge. The descent can be back the same way, but if it is not too hot it is aesthetic to traverse the peak down the steeper S facing slopes, before heading to the Konkordia Hut for the night.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.

Remoteness

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

March, April, May, June

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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